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teacher and politician

Vigdis FINNBOGADOTTIR, Icelandic teacher and politician. Advisory Committee on Cultural Affairs in Nordic Countries 1976-1980.

Background

FINNBOGADOTTIR, Vigdis was born on April 15, 1930 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Daughter of Finnbogi Riitur Thorvaldsson and Sigridur Eiríksdóttir.

Education

Matriculated, Menntaskolinn I Reykjavik, 1949. Student, University Grenoble. Student, Sorbonne; Student, University Iceland.

Also studies in Denmark and Sweden. Doctor (honorary), University Grenoble, 1985. Doctor (honorary), University Bordeaux, 1987.

Doctor (honorary), Smith College, 1988. Doctor (honorary), University Manitoba, Canada, 1989. Doctor (honorary), Luther College, 1989.

Doctor (honorary), University Nottingham, 1990. Doctor (honorary), University Tampere, 1990. Doctor (honorary), University Gothenberg, 1990.

Doctor (honorary), University Tokyo, 1991. Doctor (honorary), University Miami, Florida, 1993.

Career

Teacher French Menntaskolinn I Reykjavik, later Menntaskolinn Vid Hamrahlid. Developer, manager training guide program Iceland Tourist Bureau. Head cultural public relations department Icelandic Tourist Bureau.

Teacher French drama University Iceland. Teacher French Icelandic State television. President of Iceland, 1980-1996.

Director Reykjavik Theatre Company, from 1972. Former member Grima, experimental theatre group. Former chairman Alliance Francaise.

Lecturer Icelandic culture in foreign countries. Member advisory committee on cultural affairs in Nordic countries, 1976-1980, chairman, 1978-1980.

Membership

Advisory Committee on Cultural Affairs in Nordic Countries 1976-1980.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Theatre.

Connections

father: Finnbogi Riitur Thorvaldsson

mother: Sigridur Eiríksdóttir

father:
Finnbogi Rutur Thorvaldsson

mother:
Sigridur Eiriksdottir